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King Commemoration Continues at Penn State York

1/25/2007 —
Experience stories of the civil rights movement told by Lenwood Sloan, director of cultural and heritage tourism for the Pennsylvania Tourism Office, Wednesday, Jan. 24, when Penn State York continues its 2007 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. commemoration, “His Hope: Our Responsibility.” Sloan will share stories of the Underground Railroad at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Joe & Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center at the campus. The program is free and open to the public.

Sloan is well-known in the education and humanities communities and cultural heritage industry as a catalyst for creative collaboration and a facilitator for effective interagency and interdisciplinary projects. His body of creative work and cultural projects of excellence spans 30 years.

Readings from the Civil Right Movement are scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 25, at noon when Penn State York continues this annual program. This event features readers from the Penn State York community and highlights the writings of King, Soujourner Truth, Ellie Wiesel, and others. This program is free and open to the public.

Penn State York’s final event in the “His Hope: Our Responsibility” commemoration is a volunteer activity. In the spirit of King, members of the Penn State York campus will give back to the community on Saturday, Jan. 27 with a work session for Habitat for Humanity. The work shift is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. – noon at 626 S. Newberry Street in York.

All events in commemoration of King are sponsored by the Penn State York Diversity Committee with support from the Student Activity Fee (SAF).
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